I was a MCP in 1996
The other day I got an email from Microsoft Certified Learning reminding me to sign in to the site. It has been over a decade since I last visited the site. When I logged in I was pleasantly surprised to see they have data about my certifications done in 1996, 15 Years back. I was one of the earliest to get certified as a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in Chennai, India.
Looking at the transcript below, you know that I have programmed in Windows NT Server & VB 4.0 :-), two pieces of technology that helped me to learn a lot of the basics.